NC_010655:373437 Akkermansia muciniphila ATCC BAA-835, complete genome
Host Lineage: Akkermansia muciniphila; Akkermansia; Verrucomicrobiaceae; Verrucomicrobiales; Verrucomicrobia; Bacteria
General Information: This organism was isolated from human feces and is able to degrade mucin. Loss of this protective barrier may expose the gastrointestinal epithelial cells to pathogenic microorganisms or to the highly acidic gut environment. Akkermansia muciniphila is a member of the Verrucomicrobia which are also common in soil and water.